As it happened: Titanic 100th anniversary commemorations

Key points

  • • On 14 April 1912, 740 km from Newfoundland, the Titanic hit an iceberg at 2340 (Ship's Time)
  • • The iceberg scraped the ship’s starboard side
  • • At approximately 0218 the Titanic broke in two, with the bow going underwater
  • • Titanic’s 20 lifeboats could carry only 1,178 people
  • 1,512 died in the Titanic disaster
  • For more on the centenary, visit bbc.co.uk/titanic

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Last updated 15 April 2012

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